The concept of distribution is a fundamental component of statistical thinking. This paper describes a teaching approach for it that uses a specific activity related to the field of statistical mechanics. The concept of the velocity distribution of a particle system is dealt with using an inquiry-based approach involving an experimental examination of Maxwell’s distribution. Some outcomes of a teaching experiment held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo, Italy are described.

Battaglia, O.R., Fazio, C., & Mineo, R.M. (2013). An inquiry-based approach to Maxwell distribution: a case study with engineering students. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 34, 975-990 [10.1088/0143-0807/34/4/975].

An inquiry-based approach to Maxwell distribution: a case study with engineering students

BATTAGLIA, Onofrio Rosario;FAZIO, Claudio;MINEO, Rosa Maria
2013

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The concept of distribution is a fundamental component of statistical thinking. This paper describes a teaching approach for it that uses a specific activity related to the field of statistical mechanics. The concept of the velocity distribution of a particle system is dealt with using an inquiry-based approach involving an experimental examination of Maxwell’s distribution. Some outcomes of a teaching experiment held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Palermo, Italy are described.
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Battaglia, O.R., Fazio, C., & Mineo, R.M. (2013). An inquiry-based approach to Maxwell distribution: a case study with engineering students. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 34, 975-990 [10.1088/0143-0807/34/4/975].
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